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School supply drive underway, bins at numerous locations

Collection bins for school supplies will be put out in the community during the next two weeks.

Please look for bins when you shop at Alco, Family Dollar and Dollar General.

Local churches will join with retailers to provide opportunities to donate supplies to those in need in our community. Churches with collection bins include Community United Methodist, John Paul II Catholic, St. Patrick’s Episcopal, Centerpoint and Grace Evangelical Free. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship also participates in this effort.

Last year, approximately 200 students were given materials necessary for a successful school year.

Supplies needed: notebook paper, spiral notebooks, composition books, pocket folders, pencils, pens, crayons, colored pencils, highlighters, markers, erasers, rulers, pencil bags or pouches. Supply lists will also be posted on the collection bins.

Families requesting supplies should go to the Department of Human Services, 551 Hot Springs Blvd. Call 264-2182, Ext. 227. Human Services needs to receive requests by Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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